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Now in its fifth year, the much-anticipated London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2024 will be taking place on 3-7 June 2024, bringing together legal experts from around the globe to engage in insightful discussions on the key trends, themes and talking points in the dispute resolution world.

The theme for LIDW24, "Uniting for global challenge and opportunity" will follow up on last year’s theme “Adapting to a changing world” and look not only at what progress has been made in the dispute resolution world over the last year, but also at what we can expect over the next year and beyond. What does the year ahead hold for the global dispute resolution community?

As a founding member of LIDW, Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be co-hosting the following member-hosted events during the week and will also be actively participating in prominent events throughout LIDW24 including:

Date: 5 June 2024

Time: 16:00 – 17:00

Venue: Exchange House

Speakers include: Jonathan Ripley-Evans and Aisha Abdallah

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Date: 6 June 2024

Time: 09:00 – 10:30

Venue: Exchange House

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Date: 6 June 2024

Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Venue: Exchange House

Speakers include: Nitesh Jain and Nick Peacock

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Date: 5 June 2024

Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Venue: RPC

Speakers include: Hannah Ambrose

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Date: 3 June 2024

Time: 08:30 – 18:30

LIDW’s International Arbitration Day will ‘follow the arbitration disputes sun’ across key regions and jurisdictions.

Speakers include: Christian LeathleyJoza AlRasheedDebby Sulaiman and Mike McClure KC.

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Date: 4 June 2024

Time09:30 – 20:00

The centrepiece of LIDW will once again bring together leaders from across the dispute resolution world to discuss the most topical issues of the moment, on a theme of “Uniting for Global Challenge and Opportunity”.

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Date: 6 June 2024

Time: 18:00 – 23:00

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We look forward to seeing you at London International Disputes Week 2024!


Video: Strong bonds or broken ties? Navigating JVs in Africa's dynamic markets

Africa's frontier markets are brimming with opportunities for global and local businesses alike. However, navigating local operational and political complexities can be challenging and lead to complex disputes. Here, Jonathan Ripley-Evans tells us about our upcoming panel session where we will be discussing key factors increasing B2B risks in the region, the importance of selecting the right partners, managing stakeholders, as well as strategies for anticipating and managing risks.


Video: From India to the World: rethinking approaches to multi-party and multi-contract arbitration

In a December 2023 ruling, the Indian Supreme Court advocated for "a modern and pragmatic approach to consent" within the realm of arbitration. Here, Anu Agnihotri tells us about the panel event we are hosting alongside Mumbai Centre of International Arbitration, where we will be dissecting the implications of the Supreme Court's decision and debate its potential to herald a new international standard for addressing these challenging issues.


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